"America is an idea. And it's the solemn responsibility of each 'temporary' president to protect and nurture that noblest of all ideas - with integrity. This man, Mitt Romney, has shown - not through his experience, but through his actions and words - that he is unqualified to carry out that responsibility."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Jennifer Granholm on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Jennifer Granholm on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Jennifer Granholm on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Jennifer Granholm on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Jennifer Granholm on Mark Twain
"The question is what will Mitt Romney do as president if his policy is simply to be hands off and let the government be made so small it can be drowned in a bathtub. In the 21st century global economy, no state alone has the ability to compete against China."
"With Michigan's economic future on the line, we can't afford to have our 500 local school districts marching in different directions. Instead, we need a high standards, mandatory curriculum to get all our students on the road to higher education and a good paying job."
"To compete in a global economy, our students must continue their education beyond high school. To make this expectation a reality, we must give students the tools they need to succeed, including the opportunity to take a college entrance exam."
"Studies have shown that since women have had access to the pill and family planning measures, they have made huge gains in both wages and in careers that were dominated by men."
"With respect to the environment in our state and our state's future - in addition to water which is very important here - I think it is crucial for him to make a sincere commitment to energy efficiency, fuel efficiency, by helping us to produce those cars of the future."